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File Number Indication During Downstream Load

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059954D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Inomata, T Matsubara, S [+details]

Abstract

During downstream loading of a file from the load diskette of a controller to a workstation, the file number is indicated on a display screen, whereby a process situation of the setup operation can be grasped and a file having an error can be detected. There is a workstation whose control code is downstream loaded from the load diskette of a controller. The control code or data is divided and stored in plural files of the load diskette. The controller controls each file with a file number. As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the workstation indicates the file number request to the controller after power on at the Operator Information Area (OIA) on a display screen, whereby the file being fetched can be easily identified. If a file is destroyed, the operator can easily detect which file is destroyed.